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Alight + Workday

Workday Payroll Partner

End-to-end payroll with a partner you can count on

Simplify the way you pay

Payroll remains one of the most complex functions within an organization—from evolving employee expectations to constantly changing regulations.

With Workday + Alight, you can unify HR, payroll and time all within a single platform while removing administrative burdens with flexible managed payroll services. Together we enable control, accuracy and efficiency while minimizing risk, errors and costs.


Workday Payroll deployments completed


Employees served on Workday Payroll


Average payroll accuracy achieved

The payroll service is consistently delivered accurately and on time. The payroll service delivery team are knowledgeable and very responsive. They do a very good job for us, and we think that has a lot to do with a well-rounded team of people. We have a great partnership and are very happy with the service.

Payroll Director
Pharmaceutical/Biotech Company

End-to-end payroll solutions to meet your needs

Payroll is about more than just compensation—so it’s important you have a streamlined, automated and efficient solution that helps you deliver accurate and compliant pay.

Deploy Payroll

Workday Payroll Deployment

As the only Workday partner that can deploy and operate Workday Payroll in the UK, US, Canada and France, we embed best practices and optimal configuration to set you up for success with Workday Payroll.


  • Integrate payroll with your existing Workday platform
  • End-to-end support from deployment to operations
  • Deep payroll expertise to guide decision making
  • Alight’s Point of View to save on time and budget
  • Integrated Earned Wage Access and Pay Card solution

Alight Payroll Services

Remove the risk and complexity of running Workday Payroll in house with flexible managed payroll services to complement your existing strengths and investments.


  • In tenant Workday processing by a dedicated team of payroll and tax delivery experts
  • Managed payroll data quality
  • Gross to net payroll processing (managed and comprehensive)
  • Tax, garnishments, year-end and payroll distribution services
  • Payroll anomaly detection
  • Overpayment recovery support
  • Automated tax data integrity and local taxation support

Workday Optimization

As a proven partner for Workday, our experienced, certified experts know your platform inside and out—and how to use it to your advantage. With optimization solutions to fit your need, you can gain access to experienced resources, deep technical knowledge and optimization guidance to help you get the most out of Workday.


  • Payroll support when you need it whether it’s about retro-calculations, general ledgers, taxes, etc.
  • New feature enablement as new functionalities are introduced
  • Reporting and analytics support to drive business case realization
  • Testing automation for seamless configurations

Global Payroll

Complement Workday with an integrated solution for global payroll, putting you in full control of your multi-national workforce and ensure accurate payments on time, all the time—no matter the location, language or currency.


  • Payroll available in 188 countries and supported in 25 languages
  • Certified integration with Workday
  • Optional managed payroll services
  • Powerful reporting and analytics
  • Leverage continuous innovation
  • Payment and treasury services
  • Earned Wage Access and Pay Card solution

The Alight team was professional, knowledgeable and in-tuned to our needs from the first day. They worked with us to understand the scope of the project, our extremely tight timeline and what was needed for a successful launch they delivered. Our first payroll in our new Workday Tenant went off without a hitch and it’s a testament to their hard work and customer focus.

Payroll Director
Financial Services Firm

Customer success

Driving payroll expenditure and productivity savings for a financial services organization.


  • Manual and disconnected processing resulted in errors, and significant, unrecoverable overpayments
  • Low quality and productivity
  • High payroll spend


  • Alight provided overpayment toolset and services, combined with comprehensive HR and payroll services and benefits administration
  • Continuous improvement in end-to-end payroll process and technology, driving decrease in payroll leakage

Business value

  • $18.8M total overpayments recovered since 2017
  • 38% average recovery rate over the past 4 years
  • 37% decrease in calls/issues logged over the past 2 years
  • YOY decrease in net overpayments

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Workday Payroll FAQ

Workday Payroll is a cloud-based payroll management system and part of the Workday HCM Suite that helps businesses manage their payroll process. Workday Payroll offers a range of features including payroll processing, tax compliance, employee time tracking and benefits time tracking. 

Workday Payroll offers accuracy, flexibility and efficiency making it easier for businesses to streamline their payroll process, save on time and effort, ensure compliance, and minimize risk. 

A Workday deployment partner will help you get the most value out of our Workday Payroll investment. Ensuring you have a partner that architects the right solution, has the skills and expertise and proven experience in deploying Workday Payroll is critical to the success of your project. At Alight, we’re committed to creating an honest partnership based on our decades of experience to ensure you feel confident in what will work, but also what won’t work with your deployment approach. 

When a third-party vendor aids with payroll processing, that’s Payroll Services. Varying levels of support are available, but Payroll Services typically includes assistance with a portion of the payroll process or all the payroll process. This service improves the accuracy, efficiency and timeliness of the payroll cycle. 

Outsourcing payroll can save time and resources, improve accuracy and reduce payroll leakage. With a knowledgeable partner at your side, you have access to country-specific payroll expertise as well as the latest technology and innovation to help your organization grow and evolve. 

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